Mr. Kolijn has contributed to various multidisciplinary coastal engineering studies and research initiatives in the Caribbean and abroad. Most recently Mr. Kolijn assisted in 2017 hurricane relief efforts in the Turks and Caicos Islands, assessing coastal hurricane damage along the shorelines of Grand Turk, Providenciales, and South Caicos. Mr. Kolijn has worked on shoreline protection and coastal zone management projects which consider the effects of Climate Change stressors and are funded by both public and private sources.
Mr. Kolijn has experience with the collection and analysis of hydrodynamic and water quality field-data, numerical and physical modeling of morphological, pollutant fate and hydrodynamic processes, as well as engineering design of waterfronts, beaches and water resources related strategies. Within a coastal engineering context, Mr. Kolijn has also contributed to project risk assessment, hazard identification, climate change studies, and facilitated technical training workshops for government agencies. Mr. Kolijn has an MSc. in Coastal Engineering from the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands, and also holds a MEng. degree in Hydrotechnical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a BSc. in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada.